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Home arrow Canada and the Middle East arrow Advocating censorship of mural ‘chilling’ - Toronto Star letters
Advocating censorship of mural ‘chilling’ - Toronto Star letters PDF Print E-mail
Jan 28, 2016 at 12:00 AM

"A young Palestinian stands before a bulldozer, a handful of stones behind his back. Before him is the literal mechanism by which an occupying state has violated his human rights. It is, in fact, in the process of clearing the ground for yet another illegal settlement, one opposed by virtually the entire international community, including Canada, the United States, the European Union, and the United Nations."

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Blood and Champagne
EVERY PEOPLE elevate the profession in which they excel.

If a person in the street were asked to name the area of enterprise in which we Israelis excel, his answer would probably be: Hi-Tech. And indeed, in this area we have recorded some impressive achievements. It seems as if hardly a day passes without an Israeli start-up company that was born in a garage being sold for hundreds of millions. Little Israel is one of the major hi-tech powers in the world.

But the profession in which Israel is not only one of the biggest, but the unchallenged Numero Uno is: liquidations.

This week this was proven once again. The Hebrew verb "lekhassel" - liquidate - in all its grammatical forms, currently dominates our public discourse. Respected professors debate with academic solemnity when to "liquidate" and whom. Used generals discuss with professional zeal the technicalities of "liquidation", its rules and methods. Shrewd politicians compete with each other about the number and status of the candidates for "liquidation".

INDEED, FOR a long time now there has not been such an orgy of jubilation and self-congratulation in the Israeli media as there was this week. Every reporter, every commentator, every political hack, every transient celeb interviewed on TV, on the radio and in the newspapers, was radiant with pride. We have done it! We have succeeded! We have "liquidated" Imad Mughniyeh!

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